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Care Planning

Learners will need to complete our training skills for trainers day before they attend any of our Train the Trainer course days. Please note that this is only compulsory if you have never attended one of our Train the Trainer course days before. You do not need to complete our training skills day if you have already attended.


All healthcare support workers and adult social care workers are trained to prioritise the best interests of individuals at risk who are in their care. In order to encourage the individual's independence so that they can make and communicate their own decisions, it’s vital that workers know how to draw up a supportive care plan.

Health and social care workers often have the responsibility of devising a care plan for individual's who need support. This method of planning allows you to consider more than a person’s immediate needs; it involves every aspect of their circumstances, personality and life context.  

This course covers the entire process from assessment to drawing up a comprehensive, effective care plan for an adult at risk in your care. You will learn how to apply recognised standards, guidance and recommendations to fulfil your role with good practice. If you are responsible for someone else’s health care programme, you need to be sure that you making the best decisions based on the most important information available to you.  

During the session, you’ll cover:

What is meant by ‘Person-Centred’ core values, how they help in assessment and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards
How to approach the process of writing a care plan, what it is and what it should include
The best approach to writing a quality care plan - the ‘SMARTER’ care method
The different types and styles of care plans you may need to write
How to write a user-friendly care plan 
The importance of record-keeping and the correct way to do it
How to manage in a crisis situation
What to look for and include in a risk assessment.

This half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.


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"Curve have proved to be a fantastic company to work with. The phone is always answered with a smile, they keep you updated on available courses, and have always accommodated some late requests from me. My care staff always have positive comments when they return from a course and they can't wait to put their new-found skills into action." Click here to learn more about Maria Mallaband.

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